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Sociology of education: a critical history and prospects for the future

Lauder, Hugh, Brown, Phillip ORCID: and Halsey, A. H. 2009. Sociology of education: a critical history and prospects for the future. Oxford Review of Education 35 (5) , pp. 569-585. 10.1080/03054980903216309

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This paper examines the sociology of education from the perspective of its recent history and attempts to assess the current state of the field. The authors argue that cognate disciplines such as economics and social policy have taken over some of the key questions that were once the preserve of sociology of education. This raises the question of what is lost if the sociology of education is no longer making a significant contribution, in key areas, to the major educational, social and economic issues of the day.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Additional Information: Special Issue: The Disciplines of Education in the UK: Confronting the Crisis
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0305-4985
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:53

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